Palma Healthcare Systems, a small company out of Madison, Wisconsin, has just released the AnestAssist pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling application for the iPhone. The software presents residents, anesthesiologists and intensivists with an easy to understand, and hopefully clinically useful, visual data of pharmacological behavior and drug interactions for the most commonly used anesthesia medications.
Anesthesiologists, CRNA’s, and other clinicians involved with anesthesiology, from residents to the very experienced, will find AnestAssist a valuable tool for understanding and designing rational dosing strategies tailored to individual patients.
Mathematical models published by clinical researchers, which take into account patient weight, age, and gender, are used to estimate and chart:
Plasma Concentration Effect Site Concentration Probability of Effect (including interactions): Analgesia: No response to laryngoscopy Sedation: OAA/S < 2
Drugs modeled: Propofol, Remifentanil, Fentanyl, Alfentanil, and Sufentanil.
Interactions modeled: Propofol and any combination of Remifentanil, Fentanyl, Alfentanil, or Sufentanil.
Case library: design and build your own case library to record and demonstrate dosing strategies for a variety of patient types and drugs used.